In a recent post we discussed President Trump's executive order targeting undocumented immigrants and resetting immigration enforcement priorities within the United States. It didn't take long for U.S. immigration authorities to start taking action on the directive. Earlier this month, federal agents of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a series of raids on immigrant communities in a number of states, including Florida.
In his executive order, Trump ended President Obama's policy of prioritizing for deportation those with criminal convictions. Under Trump's order, the Department of Homeland Security is directed to also target people with no criminal convictions, including people charged with, but not convicted of, minor offenses; and people federal authorities determine have committed an offense, even if they have never been arrested.